HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR BAG

PICK THE RIGHT CAN LINER FOR THE RIGHT APPLICATION

Choosing the right can liner for the receptacle can save you money and reduce plastic consumption.

Smooth & Non-Sharp Materials
  • Cans without sharp edges, food without sharp edges
  • Grass, rags, smooth heavy objects
  • Paper-plates, cups, towels, paper

Use High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

Rough & Sharp Materials
  • Plastic eating utensils, food with rough edges
  • Sticks, rough yard trimmings, or glass
  • Metal w/sharp edges

Use Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)

CHOOSE THE CORRECT SIZE

WHAT THICKNESS IS NEEDED?

HDPE Gauge Equivalents and Recommendations
  • Small Cans
    Light 6 – 9 Mic

  • Mid-size Cans
    Medium 10 – 12 Mic
    Heavy 13 – 14 Mic

  • Larger Cans
    Extra Heavy 15 – 17 Mic
    XXH 18 – 22 Mic

LLDPE Gauge Equivalents and Recommendations
  • Small Cans
    Light .30 – .49 Mil
    Medium .50 – .60 Mil

  • Mid-size Cans
    Heavy .61 – .74 Mil
    Extra Heavy .75 – .80 Mil
    Super Tuf .81 – 1.0 Mil

  • Larger Cans
    Super Heavy 1.1 – 1.2 Mil
    XXH 1.3 – 1.9 Mil
    XXXH 2.0 – 3.0 Mil

3 Options for you to choose from

HIGH PERFORMANCE STAR SEAL
Eliminates gaps where leaks can occur
  • Designed without gussets

  • Conforms to the shape of the container

  • Distributes weight evenly

  • Maximizes carrying capacity

  • Sized in two dimensions, EX: 40 x 46

GUSSET SEAL
Rarely used in the industry
  • Flat-style bag design

  • Both sides tucked in to form gussets

  • Sealed through four layers of film (the middle
    of the bag has only two sealed layers)

  • A potentially weak bottom seal

  • Sized in three dimensions, EX: 23 x 17 x 46

FLAT SEAL
Two-dimensional bag (much like a pillow case)
  • Strong, but has the potential to leak wet trash from the corners

  • Does not conform as well to the shape of can

  • Sized in two dimensions, EX: 40 x 46